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Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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Schoolbook

Tougher Regents Squeeze Students Struggling to Graduate

Friday, January 31, 2014

Many students at West Brooklyn High School take the Regents exams multiple times. And there are more than a few who come to school solely to prep for the tests. The higher score requirement increases the pressure on students already facing an uphill battle to graduate.

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Now's A Good Time to Finish Your G.E.D.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new campaign is underway to help those who have started the G.E.D. process to complete it before January when a new exam, aligned to Common Core standards, will replace the current five-part high school equivalency test.

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New Diplomas Will Not Lower Standards, Regents Chancellor Says

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, made the case on WNYC on Wednesday that a proposed career and technical high school diploma would not be easier to obtain than the current Regents diploma. And, yes, she took questions about the current outcry over faulty state math and English exams. Listen to her interview on "The Brian Lehrer Show."

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